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Healthy Homemade Mounds Bars

Healthy Homemade Mounds Bars are an upgraded twist on a classic candy favorite! This simple recipe tastes even better than the original.
Prep Time20 mins
Chill Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 bars
Calories: 213kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips for melting

Instructions

  • To a food processor, add coconut flakes, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. Process on low for 30-45 seconds, or until mixture is well combined and beginning to become slightly tacky. You want your mixture to be sticky enough to press and hold together.
  • Pour mixture into a lightly oiled or parchment-lined bread pan or baking dish*, pressing down firmly until evenly distributed. Place in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes, or until "set".
  • Using a firm spatula, gently remove coconut mixture from pan and slice into "bars" or mini bites.
  • Melt chocolate in a microwave safe dish, in 10-15 second intervals, until melted. Drizzle or dunk bars with chocolate and place back into the fridge until chocolate sets.

Notes

*we often double our batch and find this perfectly fills a 9x9 baking pan, yielding approximately 20 good sized bars.
Halving/Doubling Recipe: You can easily halve or double your recipe with great success using the 1:1:1 ratio of 1 cup of coconut flakes to 1 tablespoon oil to 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Vanilla extract and salt cannot be doubled, and should be adjusted per preference. 
Storage: these bars are best kept in the fridge. For a softer, chewier eating experience, remove from the fridge 5-10 minutes prior to enjoying. 

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal